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    Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice

    Has anybody seen Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice in Thailand? I use it for making
    vodka gimlets and I am tired of having to hand carry it here from the U.S.. No luck at Villa or Foodland.

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    Uh... Limes and sugar are grown here?
    To answer yur question I have seen it in Tops up here in Chiang Mai. One thing I notice about imported things like this; it can take weeks or even months to restock when they run out.

    Really, try fresh limes and sugar, I've always disliked drinks made with Rose's and find those made with fresh juice infinitely more palatable.
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    Now you're talking a Mohito, which I do make from fresh limes and sugar.
    If you've grown up drinking Gimlets from Rose's, theres no other way. Thanks
    for your thoughts.

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    Basil Vodka Gimlets Recipe at Epicurious.com

    Use the lemon basil that grows everywhere in Thailand

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    I've used holy basil and Thai basil but never lemon basil. I will be on the look out for it. Looks like you have to make a simple syrup with that recipe.

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    I drank Vodka right out of the jar, but then I didn't squat to piss either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    try fresh limes and sugar
    Over lots of ice. Excellent

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    For those who are vaguely interested - there may be one or two on this thread - a bit of History !

    When the British Navy realised that 'scurvy' was caused by lack of vitamins in the standard diet of salt pork and bread, a regulation was passed that required all ships to carry a supply of lime juice.
    This was obtained as limes - mainly in the form of pulp ( from Dominica) as it was easier to ship to the UK.
    This was unloaded at a specific dock in London - LIMEHOUSE DOCK - and then transhipped onto barges and taken up the Grand Union Canal ( Which connected to the dock) to the Roses processing factory in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire,where the juice was extracted - sweetened and bottled .

    Now WTF has this got to do with the thread ?
    F*ckall except for this -

    Before I left UK my intermittent base was a barge on the Grand Union at Rickmansworth
    The barge was built in 1868 and was originally used for shipping lime pulp to the Roses plant a few miles upstream. ( Roses were the last commercial carrier on the canal - stopped in the mid 50's I think)

    It always smelt fresh and "citrussy" and had never had a spot of rot in the hull or superstructure.- Passed every annual survey ( for license) with flying colours !

    The bloody thing was pickled with the leakage of the lime pulp !

    My daughter and her family now live on it - still no problems

    So the moral is

    More lime in your booze and you will extend your time on this mortal coil !!!

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    Nice one Happy.

    Any photos of the barge?

    This is interesting;

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    Last edited by jandajoy; 18-06-2009 at 07:49 PM.

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    Only pics of the steel one I had as well - Will ask the girlchild to take some and send them over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I've used holy basil and Thai basil but never lemon basil. I will be on the look out for it. Looks like you have to make a simple syrup with that recipe.
    Try asking for Buy-Man-Luck

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    'Queens' is the best sweetened Lime juice I've found over here, but still falls well short of Roses quality..

    They also do an OKish substitute for orange squash.

    Still yet to find the motherload over here, lemon barley.



    Ruddy, bloody lovely.

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    My Nan was a bargee, and spent her first thirty years of her life on a narrowboat. All her brothers and uncles were narrowboat captains. She was born in Gloucester, and told me she had travelled on pretty much all the canals in England at one time or another, carrying anything and everything. She had some amazing stories to tell, but one thing stood out, and that was the fact that it was a bloody hard life, but a happy one.
    Do not walk beside me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me for I may not follow. Just pretty much leave me the fuck alone!

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    ^ Do you mean her first thirsty years?

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